For the past 20 years, this past wrong has tortured those complicit in a young man’s death. A prank gone horribly wrong causes Kate to spend her life trying to atone for it by helping the less fortunate. She keeps a book of her good deeds hoping one day she will make up for her transgressions.
Jake is haunted by nightmares that keep him awake at night leaving him exhausted and weak. As the town sheriff, his past and his behavior make the town think he is a coward. Taylor convinces himself that everyone is living in a dream world and lives in seclusion and fear. When Taylor finds mysterious footprints leading from Happy Hollow, he believes redemption is at hand.
This is a story of redemption and forgiveness that will keep you wondering. At times, the story makes little sense–is it a dream? Is it real? Do we convince ourselves our lives are a dream so our sins cannot be held against us?
In “the devil walks in Mattingly”, Billy Coffey’s story of shame and fear teaches several lessons. Our actions have consequences–sometimes eternal consequences. Our actions affect not only ourselves but those around us and sometimes follow the next generation. We have no control over how others will react to our actions. No amount of good work will compensate for the bad deeds we have committed. Not until we meet our shame and face our fear with the act of repentance will we receive forgiveness and find redemption.
Coffey’s books are going to be at the top of my reading list from now on. This is a great story filled with valuable lessons, suspense and redemptive grace.
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